Sravya Paluri

Ph.D. student

My current project focusses on understanding the glial cell communication in Peripheral Nervous system of fruit flies

In flies, the axons in peripheral nervous system are covered by 3 glial layer- Wrapping glia (WG), Sub-perineurial glia (SPG) and Perineurial glia (PG) provide support and nourishment. My PhD. project attempts to understand the intercellular communication between SPG and WG layer. SPG layer forms the blood-brain barrier, while the WG wraps individual axons. Understanding the communication between these glial layers in larvae will highlight the mechanism of gene regulation- ''Developmental neurobiology''